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What is acute renal failure?

Acute renal failure can occur over a gradual process or it can occur abruptly. With acute renal failure the kidneys are unable to filter out the body’s waste products and rid the body of excess fluids. Acute renal failure can reverse but it can progress to complete renal failure which is a life threatening condition requiring dialysis. This individual will need to be under the care of a nephrologist. A renal diet and healthy life style will be an absolute requirement.

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